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FP&A Team Leader Commercial

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Date: Jan 7, 2021

Location: Warsaw, PL

Company: AkzoNobel


Key objectives of the role:
•    Leading the FP&A team 8-10 analysts,
•    Proactively driving culture of continuous improvement,
•    Contributing to the FP&A post transition journey – successful application of Target Operating Model,
•    Developing the team to be a Business partner to the navigators to further improve insights, particularly in the area of sales and margin analytics, OPEX analysis and OWC,
•    Executing FP&A processes for respective countries within EMEA region, like planning and budgeting, that support the strategic objectives of the region,
•    Proactively helping other team members to grow and develop.


•    Delivering FP&A roadmap/initiative and defining targets and goals for the team,
•    Contributing to the setup, stabilization and improvement of the FP&A department,
•    Acting as a financial planning and performance management process owner on the regional level and leading, designing, executing the Group wide financial planning and performance management process,
•    Coordinating the execution of main control tasks by the regional FP&A team and facilitating efficient collection of quantitative and qualitative data, analysis and transformation of data into insight in order to deliver correct, timely and complete information that supports decision making,
•    Following policies and guidelines for the design, implementation and improvement of budget, planning and forecasting processes and timetables,
•    Establishing effective collaboration on the Regional level to support Head of FP&A, Commercial Controller and other Finance stakeholder.


Job requirements:


  • Finance professional with experience in a management role in strategic/transactional/operational finance and capable of analyzing complex processes and issues;
  • Strong understanding of FP&A from a regional perspective;
  • Master’s degree in accounting (i.e. RA, CA / CMA), Finance or Business (i.e. MBA) or equivalent;
  • Strategic thinker with strong financial and business analytical skills with the ability to analyze and assimilate data for critical business decisions in timely manner;
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all layers in the organization;
  • Ability to manage and connect stakeholders on different levels of the organization and streamline and transfer standardized processes to lower cost areas/departments;
  • Previous experience in setting up and managing FP&A team or equivalent departments with regional scope;
  • Previous management experience, proven people manager with the ability to build strong teams and lead and inspire others;
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex projects.